Union of India Vs. Ram Sua Sharma  INSC 267 (15 February 1996)
K.Ramaswamy, K.G.B. Pattanaik (J)
1996 SCC (7) 421 JT 1996 (3) 72 1996 SCALE (2)596
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controversy raised in this appeal is no longer res integra. In a series of
judgments, this Court has held that a court or tribunal at the belated stage
cannot entertain a claim for the correction of the date of birth duly entered
in the service records. Admittedly, the respondent had joined the service on Decenber
16, 1962. After 25 years, he woke up and claimed that his correct date of birth
is January 2, 1939 and not December 16, 1934. That claim was accepted by the Tribunal and it directed
the Government to consider the correction. The direction is per se illegal.
appeal is accordingly allowed. No costs.